Posted 7 years ago
It's been two years since I wrote an article with the help of Senior Editor Ben Marks of Collector Weekly about my visit to the only jewelry museum in the world in Pforzheim, Germany. You can read this article with beautiful pictures of some of the antique jewelry once admired through the link:
A few weeks ago I visited for the second time after the impressive rebuilding our national museum in Amsterdam (our capital) the RIJKSMUSEUM.
Besides the truly magnificent historic building and the huge art collection of a large number of famous Dutch painters, to name a few:
Rembrandt (WITH THE NACHTWACHT also admired by your president Barack Obama) Vincent van Goch, Johannes Vermeer. This time I'm gone to see the special collection of antique jewelry present.
I leave you hereby a few photos. Of course, this collection is not as large and extensive as in Pforzheim still quite nice and a small selection of different periods in time. And my trip was really worth it.
The first picture is a brooch made by Augusto Castellani Alessandro Castellani, ca. 1860 - 1875. Made of gold and glass. It has the shape of a Greek cross with a mosaic executed in Greek inscription: 'light' and 'life'.